21 February 2024

Toolkits is back for 2024!

It’s that time of year again… and Toolkits is back with a re-vamped season of Fiction & Non-Fiction online courses!

Applications are now open for both streams, which will run from April-July with sessions every Wednesday evening. We’re on the lookout for young writers eager to broaden their skills in form, analysis, and collaboration, learning from celebrated creatives in their respective craft.


Toolkits: Fiction

This year’s fiction course will be facilitated by celebrated writer Anna Kate Blair, author of The Modern and many other pieces published across CorditeSlow CanoeLandfallArcherReckoning, The Big Issue‘s Fiction Edition, Meanjin, and Good Weekend . Participants will meet online with Anna every week, exploring modules in character, plot, structure, setting and everything in between. During the 12 weeks, you will work towards generating new writing, learning the best ways to polish and pitch for publication once it’s ready.



Toolkits: Non-Fiction

We’re excited to present another season of Toolkits: Non-Fiction with writer, editor and educator Hasib Hourani! This course is designed to guide participants through different types of non-fiction writing, touching on research skills, ethics, and theory to strengthen each writer’s approach. You will hone skills in textual analysis, create your own original work (which can be experimental, autobiographical, biographical or journalistic), explore the possibilities of collaborative work, and learn how to pitch work to publishers when you’re done.



Applying to Toolkits is free for Express Media members. If you’re not already a member, you can sign up here. if you are experiencing a financial barrier to purchasing one of the memberships, please email us at info@expressmedia.org.au to discuss a sponsored position on the program.

Have a question? Need help with your application? You can reach out to our Creative Producer, Mia Nie, at  creativeproducer@expressmedia.org.au.